THE ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE OF NEW WRITING

Popshot is an illustrated literary magazine that publishes short stories, flash fiction, and poetry from the literary new blood.

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SOME OTHER DAY

Inspired by conversations with his 92-year-old father-in-law, John Rowland's poem considers the ultimate adventure. Illustration by Bren Luke.

JULY 24TH 2017

DRAGGING THE LAKE

A young boy finds his summer taking a peculiar turn when his mother goes missing in Ethan Chapman's short story. Illustration by Cristian Fowlie.

JULY 18TH 2017

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TEA FOR JELENA

Set in the foggy calm of the Faroe Islands, Matthew Landrum's poem revels in the present moment. Illustration by Daria Skrybchenko.

JULY 13TH 2017

TRUE ABNORMALITY

A deceitful creator of strange creatures finds his scepticism challenged in Alys Hobbs' curious short story. Illustration by Phil Couzens.

JULY 11TH 2017

KILLING TIME

A poem by Jim Stewart-Evans, taking a comical and violently literal approach to the notion of killing time. Illustration by Tavis Coburn.

JULY 6TH 2017

THE ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE FUTURE ISSUE

Every illustration from our most recent issue has now been added to our growing library of Popshot-published artwork over on Pinterest.

JULY 1ST 2017

A REMINDER TO SUBMIT YOUR WRITING TO THE LIGHT ISSUE

There are now less than four weeks left to submit your poems and short stories to our next issue on the theme of ‘Light’.

JUNE 29TH 2017

HERE, THERE & EVERYWHERE

Drew Tapley's short story follows a castaway as he desperately searches for new forms of hope and distraction. Illustration by Mitt Roshin.

JUNE 27TH 2017

POST-NATAL

A poem by Zelda Chappel on how the arrival, and departure, of a newborn changes one's understanding of time and its value. Illustration by Ashley Floréal.

JUNE 15TH 2017

LEAVING HOME

Set in a Britain on lockdown, Eleanor Matthews' story sees the protagonist make a bid for freedom against all odds. Illustration by Tim Laing.

JUNE 12TH 2017

MONKEY BARS

Carmina Masoliver's poem addresses society’s view of pole dancing by drawing parallels with playing on monkey bars. Illustration by Paul Garland.

JUNE 7TH 2017

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE LIGHT ISSUE ARE NOW OPEN

We are now accepting short fiction and poetry submissions for our eighteenth issue on the theme of 'Light'. Send in your writing before July 25th.

JUNE 1ST 2017

GIRAFFE

Bryony Littlefair's prose poem brings a tangibility to the complex emotions associated with recovering from mental illness. Illustration by Patrik Svensson.

MAY 31ST 2017

THE GREEN

Nature claims back the land with rapid and devastating effect in Patrick Griffiths' speculative short story. Illustration by Guy Shield.

MAY 29TH 2017